Ed Orgeron won’t return as LSU football coach in 2022 as AD says it’s ‘time for a new direction’

By: | October 18, 2021

Ed Orgeron said he had a great run and has no regrets as he prepares to finish his final season as coach at LSU.

Orgeron and the university said Sunday that he will step aside after the season, an announcement that came less than 24 hours after the Tigers upset No. 20 Florida to improve to 4-3. As part of the agreement, LSU will pay Orgeron the remaining $16.95 million left on his contract.

Orgeron, who grew up in nearby Larose rooting for the Tigers, said he’ll always appreciate his six seasons as head coach for them.

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